Easter Island holds a ton of mystery, especially as people move forward and discover more of it. We’ve all learned about it in elementary school and had our fair share of questions. Who lived there? What is with those heads? Well, as experts continued to dig, figuratively and literally, more questions were unearthed!
The Mysterious Heads
These giant heads are called Moai. There are tons of them all around the island and experts really aren’t sure how or why they were constructed. There is also evidence that construction was halted but the question still remains: Why?
Archeologists have made another discovery in a new brand new development. This is very closeby to where many of the Maoi statues are. This discovery, in particular, is about Paro, the tallest Moai! As it turns out, this statue is 33 ft tall and is 82 tonnes. It’s been dated back to 1250 C.E.
One day, a team of archeologists decided to go and excavate many of the statues in order to see what was buried underneath. In the end, they ended up making some pretty amazing discoveries! This was super important in learning about how these sculptures were created. They found a red pigment on the statues and many believe that it could have been the paint that was used to color the Moai.